Archive for Central America

Backpackers & Tattoos - Episode 8

| by Jason | 8 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Watch Jason get his first tattoo ever in Antigua, Guatemala in an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Episode 8, we both get some tattoo work done and introduce you to Mike from Antigua Tattoo, who gives several of us tattoos from Basecamp Hostel. Enjoy the show! (more…)

A Travelers Hospital Stay - Episode 7

| by Jason | 16 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Enjoy Monterrico Beach in Guatemala through an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Episode 10, we show you black volcanic beach sand, rough waves, baby turtles being released into the sea and a beautiful beach sunset. Enjoy the show! (more…)

Peeing On A Sailboat

| by Aracely | 12 Comments » | Central America, Reflections

Aracely on Sailboat

The flushing mechanism of our sailboat bathroom was much too complicated for our crew to manage.  First, to flush the toilet two valves need to be opened by switching them from a 90 degree angle to a 45.  Then, a third valve needed to be changed from an upright position to a downward position depending on whether you wanted to fill the toilet bowl or drain it.  Once these three handles were correctly put in place, there was a lever that needed to be pumped at a consistent pace to flush the waste out to sea.  After the bowl was empty, all the three levers needed to be returned to their original position.  If they were not, the dirty water flowed back in and filled the toilet. (more…)

Discover Boquete Panama

| by Aracely | No Comments » | Central America, Panama

Caldera River

Boquete is located in the Province of Chiriqui, Panama’s most southwestern region.  Boquete lies 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) above sea level and it’s volcano, Baru, reaches an elevation of 4,000 meters. The Capital of the Chriqui Province is David, which is only a 45 minute drive from Boquete.  David is Panama’s third largest city (after Panama City and Santiago).  David has an international airport with flights to Panama City and San Jose, Costa Rica. (more…)

Costa Rica Caribbean Beaches

| by Aracely | 4 Comments » | Central America, Costa Rica

Beach and Reef at Rocking J

A 3.5 hour bus ride from San Jose takes you to the southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.  This is a place where pristine beaches sneak out of the jungle creating the perfect setting for those who can entertain themselves with the ocean and walks into the forest.

During our stay we first visited Cahuita beach then made our way south to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca where we stayed in Rocking J’s Hostel, a good base location to visit beaches further south. (more…)

Discover Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica

| by Aracely | 13 Comments » | Central America, Costa Rica

Cloud Forest of Monteverde

Monteverde Cloud Forest is located 1,440 meters above sea level and has a humid, misty and cloudy climate during most of the year.  It is a rain forest reserve with more than 5 species of cats, 30 species of hummingbirds, and 420 types of orchids.  The area is highly praised as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges in the New World Tropics. (more…)

Active Volcano Pacaya - Episode 6

| by Jason | 8 Comments » | Adventures, Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Hot Lava FlowWitness the active lava of Volcano Pacaya outside of Antigua, Guatemala through an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of TwoBackpackers.com. In Episode 6, we book a tour out Antigua that has us roasting marshmallows in the lava, camping overnight, and watching the sun rise over several nearby volcanoes. Enjoy the show! (more…)

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